Northern Garrett High School

  • Northern Garrett High School serves 416 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Northern Garrett High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

Northern Garrett High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Northern Garrett High School's student population of 416 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students416 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northern Garrett High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Northern Garrett High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#224 out of 1359 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)85-89%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)45-49%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
17%
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Black
n/a
34%
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White
97%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.060.72
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarrett County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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I enjoyed attending NGHS. The only thing I didn't like was the lack of clubs and extracurriculars. I attended both NGHS and county-rival SGHS, and academic-wise, Northern excelled, but Southern had a more "social" scene. I loved Northern, and if I still lived in the area, my children would be attending here, without a doubt.
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